Eddy Nicklaus served with the Marines in South Vietnam in 1965. In 1982, he joined a Rock Falls, Illinois National Guard unit and in 1990 the 1644th Transportation Company was mobilized during the build-up for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The unit drove into the western deserts of Iraq in support of U.S. ground troops.
Interview (Audio) 02
Service in the IL Army National Guard & tour during Desert Storm
Veteran's Remember: Vietnam War
See also Eddy Nicklaus' interview on his service during the Vietnam War